On October 29, 2010, we were honored to host a luncheon for Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Chairman Leach visited Austin for the grand opening of the Byrne-Reed House (view photos). He also spoke at The University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center as part of his fifty-state "civility tour," intended to promote respectful political and social discourse. Luncheon guests included leaders of cultural institutions around the state as well as Humanities Texas board and staff.